Package Details: popcorntime 0.4.4-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/popcorntime.git (read-only, click to copy)
Package Base: popcorntime
Description: Stream movies from torrents. Skip the downloads. Launch, click, watch.
Upstream URL: https://popcorntime.app/
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ItachiSan
Maintainer: ItachiSan
Last Packager: ItachiSan
Votes: 52
Popularity: 0.45
First Submitted: 2016-03-01 20:36
Last Updated: 2020-04-16 22:19

Pinned Comments

ItachiSan commented on 2018-07-24 21:01

You are free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.

Info regarding the package
  1. The package uses the sources available at: https://github.com/popcorn-official/popcorn-desktop. I am aware of the different clones and branches; I do still believe that this code is acceptable (not affected itself from malware).

  2. This package uses a custom NW.js build provided from the PopcornTime team; essentially, a custom compiled browser. While this won't affect you as it should be used only within the app, you are here informed that I have no power over this component.

  3. The above point stands as the official NW.js Chromium source lacks multiple modern codecs, such as AC3 and HEVC (H.265).

  4. Earlier this package used the official nw.js toolchain provided available at https://dl.nwjs.io/ and the prebuilt FFmpeg library with additional codecs available at https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/ . This was because the nw.js toolchain provided by the PopcornTime team can not be proven as non-malware easily. However, due to point 3, this approach was reverted. You are free to use an older PKGBUILD with the appropriate variable updates to re-enable this, however you will miss support for recent codecs.

  5. In addition, the PKGBUILD won't point to the Git release reference but will also include important commits, for e.g. security reasons or providers changes.

Latest Comments

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gerardo-junior commented on 2018-09-02 12:56

popcorntime.desktop sha256sums check fail

ItachiSan commented on 2018-07-30 13:05

@servimo I suppose you launch the application through your application bar of KDE (I suppose it is your DE). Because of that, the app is started from kdeinit thus getting all the information present in your desktop session, thus also SSH. It's a guess, but I believe to be correct,

servimo commented on 2018-07-29 16:51

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/popcorn-time-and-proc-self-exe/53697

ItachiSan commented on 2018-07-24 21:01

You are free to report issues regarding the packaging here: be aware that sometimes the package will fail to build because of outdated upstream and updated dependency, which will require me some time to test and solve the problem; I do also have life stuff, packaging is a free-time activity.

Info regarding the package
  1. The package uses the sources available at: https://github.com/popcorn-official/popcorn-desktop. I am aware of the different clones and branches; I do still believe that this code is acceptable (not affected itself from malware).

  2. This package uses a custom NW.js build provided from the PopcornTime team; essentially, a custom compiled browser. While this won't affect you as it should be used only within the app, you are here informed that I have no power over this component.

  3. The above point stands as the official NW.js Chromium source lacks multiple modern codecs, such as AC3 and HEVC (H.265).

  4. Earlier this package used the official nw.js toolchain provided available at https://dl.nwjs.io/ and the prebuilt FFmpeg library with additional codecs available at https://github.com/iteufel/nwjs-ffmpeg-prebuilt/ . This was because the nw.js toolchain provided by the PopcornTime team can not be proven as non-malware easily. However, due to point 3, this approach was reverted. You are free to use an older PKGBUILD with the appropriate variable updates to re-enable this, however you will miss support for recent codecs.

  5. In addition, the PKGBUILD won't point to the Git release reference but will also include important commits, for e.g. security reasons or providers changes.

bartus commented on 2018-07-24 16:49

@ItachiSan: Works like a charm - thanks ;)

ItachiSan commented on 2018-07-24 13:30

@everyone I am going to release a new version soon (tonight), so please bear with it; all the building issues will be fixed with it.

bartus commented on 2018-07-24 10:46

Unable to build the package, full build log: https://pastebin.com/cn9iUN41

kouros17 commented on 2018-07-24 09:43

I can't install 0.3.10-8 because:

Validating source files with sha256sums... popcorn-desktop ... Skipped gulp-fixes.patch ... FAILED popcorntime.desktop ... Passed ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check!

je-vv commented on 2018-07-23 23:31

Got when upgrading 0.3.10-7 -> 0.3.10-8:

==> Validating source files with sha256sums... popcorn-desktop ... Skipped gulp-fixes.patch ... FAILED popcorntime.desktop ... Passed ==> ERROR: One or more files did not pass the validity check! ==> ERROR: build: failure on package popcorntime

Seems like the new gulp-fixes.patch has different sha256sum hash:

212a60c2c9f5cf5aa0e16a5c8baa511d5d63a2fd25945efa0c9056d97ab31d24

But it still fails in the end, even by fixing the checksum:

added 29 packages from 30 contributors in 24.728s patching file gulpfile.js Hunk #1 FAILED at 64 (different line endings). Hunk #2 FAILED at 83 (different line endings). 2 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file gulpfile.js.rej ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare(). Aborting... ==> ERROR: build: failure on package popcorntime

xantares commented on 2018-05-13 10:35

The indie (vodo) tab does not display anything, then the app freezes.